Friday, January 24, 2014

A Few Bright Ideas

Don't you love it when an idea or tip works? If I had time, I'd try a bunch of the interesting suggestions on Pinterest.

Here are some things my brainstorming yielded recently:

1.  I noticed how often I click on links to books on Facebook. When talking about my book on my author page, I included the link to Amazon. Someone clicked on it and purchased The Moses Conspiracy. Yay!

2.  Scripture tells us that we need to make our requests known to God. He wants us to ask. That got me thinking. Would that principle work with people? Why not ask my Facebook friends if they'd heard about my author page? I then requested them to visit and "like" it. I now have seven new "likes."

3.  Follow-up is vital. So is showing our gratitude. I'm so thankful for the many friends and acquaintances, who take a few minutes to comment, share posts, follow me on various social media, and do any number of nice things. I do my best to reciprocate. Relationship involves more than me, myself, and I.

Writers and Readers: Does an author request/link prompt you to take action? What makes the scale tip in that direction?

BTW - The Moses Conspiracy on Kindle can be found here.

Photo Credit:  raia4u


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susan .. I have to say I do click across particularly for Kindle books .. but I'm having a serious think about getting audible so I can read and walk! I'm struggling to sit and read ..

I'm having a re-sort here and no doubt other things will come out in the wash ..

Good luck with the Moses Conspiracy though .. and I'm so pleased someone clicked through .. cheers Hilary

quietspirit said...

I sometime click on on links. There seems to be two ways to display them. Either the words are in blue with a line under them or the words just in a contrasting color. I do try to follow the links when I am reading something in a blog or in an article.

Dorothy said...

Hi Susan, great post. :) I think follow up is very important. It keeps the conversation happening, and who knows what can come from that?

Have a wonderful weekend,
Dotti xx

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Hilary - A lot of people are doing this to multi-task. It's especially helpful to those with long commutes to work.

Hi Quiet Spirit - I've discovered some awesome blogs by following links.

Hi Dotti - Yes, I always think in terms of conversation/gratitude. It's difficult to always keep up, but I sure try.

Susan :)

JD said...


I usually click on links if I find the content doing the linking to be interesting. As long as the links are set up to open in separate windows (as opposed to opening on top of each other), then I'll keep clicking on any additional links on that page.

And if I like the poster/author, I will follow them on all media I engage in. That's just loyalty, in my book. ;-)

Glad you sold a copy of the Moses Conspiracy through the link you set up! Wishing you many more clicks and sales.

Enjoy your weekend!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Janette -

Thanks for your loyalty. I've been on the receiving end of it many times. :)


Tammie Edington Shaw said...

Hi Susan, Some great tips to think about on a Saturday. Thanks for sharing these.


Terri Tiffany said...

I'm not sure where I stand on author links. Awhile ago, I took myself off all author pages as I was getting duplicates if I was already connected with them. Now that I'm going to have a book come out I had to decide whether I wanted one or not. I think I am going to keep my personal page. But authors like you who have several books come out need to be public as I bet you have way more followers than I ever will!! :)

Ferree Bowman Hardy said...

Wow, Susan! You are going to town! I haven't "visited" in so long (I'm sad to say) and it looks like things have really taken off for you! PTL! Love the tips and ideas. Congratulations on 3 books and an agent! (see? It's been too long since I checked in on you!)